The thing you have to learn in determining the sleep patterns of babies at the age of 0-1 months is to teach your baby the difference between day and night. You can invite your baby to interact during the day longer than at night with the support of light and noise so that as you get older your baby will understand the difference between day and night, so that gradually your baby will know night is a time to rest. Not only in determining healthy sleep patterns according to the baby’s age, but sleep also provides optimal benefits if the baby sleeps soundly. Sleep can be used as an indicator in stimulating the growth and development of your baby’s brain, even sleep is referred to as brain growth in increasing intelligence, reasoning and also thinking clearly. When your baby is sleeping 75% of the growth hormone occurs in stimulating bone and tissue growth. As for babies who cannot meet their sleep needs, they will experience a decrease in the baby’s immune system which results in an increased risk of infection, this is related to decreased levels of white blood cells.
Here are tips for you to ensure a healthy sleep pattern at the age of 0-1 month:
1. You can make sure your baby’s diaper is dry so that your baby can sleep soundly.
2. You can train your baby to sleep slowly according to the age of your baby
3. You are required to be sensitive in recognizing your baby’s movements that show signs of sleepiness
4. On the first day after the birth of your baby, often wake up at night. As your baby is two weeks old, you can introduce the difference between day and night through light and noise.
5. You can help your baby to recognize the time to sleep, put it on the bed when your baby is sleepy even though your baby’s eyes are still open.
6. In newborns, the activity that is often done is sleep. Even newborn babies will sleep all day long, you can give Breast milk as soon as your baby wakes up at night and you can make sure not to turn on the lights that are too bright. Keep it away from loud noises and make sure to be quiet.